As Rufus Scrimgeour put it: “These are dark times, there is no denying. Our world has perhaps faced no greater threat than it does today.”
As the general election 2015 results unfold, here are a few things that the numbers may have overlooked.
The Conservatives want you to think that their programme is nasty but necessary. They're half right.
There is a kind of brilliant madness to the idea that the best people to decide the direction of a large country are all of the people that live in it.
The central argument in favour of our present system – that it guarantees strong and decisive government – was undermined in the 2010 election and will be shattered in this one.
Peter Robinson has declared his first prerequisite for his party's support in the event of a hung parliament. What does it mean, and how would it work?
It's finally here! Catch up on our election coverage below and join us overnight as the results come in.
In their different ways, Cameron and Ed Miliband are both ultimate party insiders. We face a hell of a muddle.
This was the campaign that saw the network media recognition of smaller parties - and they weren't quite prepared.
The English Collective of Prostitutes has created a pledge for sex worker rights – find out who supports it.
The most successful manifestations of style and fashion may be defined not by conformity, but by otherness, writes Harper's Bazaar editor Justine Picardie.
Cameron knows better than to imitate Tony Blair. After all, politicians should be steady, not needy.
Sometimes you need more than 140 characters.
From screaming hen parties to a trout called Nibbles, the most wonderful and weird moments of the past six weeks.
Friends of the NS, including Michael Rosen, Melvyn Bragg, White Dee, Henry Marsh, Ralph Steadman, Susan Hill and many others, tell us how they’re voting.
The scenarios that will determine whether Cameron or Miliband is PM.
After a contest that has transformed his standing in the party if not the country, Ed Miliband ended his campaign with Labour's strongest themes.
The arguments about popular support are a smokescreen. It's Cameron's bloc, backed by Ukip and the DUP, that is the most unpopular.
I'm voting tactically in this election - for the Green Party.
Scotland, after London, is the biggest winner from our current political arrangements. Forget stronger for Scotland, where's Yorkshire's voice?
Plus: Grant Schapps in a box, and a Tory mystery.
The full text of Gordon Brown's rallying cry to Scottish voters.
I keep being asked for my election predictions, but I hope I'm wrong.
Normally? A coin toss, or names from a hat.
We're set for 45 more female MPs after this election, but the UK is still a generation from parity
Labour could win 45 of London's 73 seats
“What are you going to do about drugs?” asked a man in the street.
As we head into election day, the polls are still neck-and-neck – meaning that neither Labour nor the Tory party is likely to be able to form a majority government. So, what happens now?
The governing class has a habit of making up the constitution. It's time they showed a commitment to it.